Men at work on the GERD in 2014 (By Jacey Fortin - CC BY-SA 4.0)

Study: Coordinated drought planning essential for Nile countries

Oct. 21, 2020

Near-term impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on downstream water availability for Egypt and Sudan are unlikely to cause shortages, but drought preparedness will require careful coordination, suggests a study by researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester, the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

Richard Regueiro

Engineering leads new DOE Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program Center on particulate materials research

Oct. 14, 2020

CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science is leading a new Multi-disciplinary Simulation Center funded by the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program to model unbonded and bonded particulate materials in support of the stockpile stewardship program. Professor Richard Regueiro, along with four other co-directors, will lead the research.

The Science Rules! podcast logo, featuring Bill Nye in front of a chalkboard

Linden shines light on UV coronavirus disinfection on Bill Nye's podcast

Oct. 13, 2020

Professor Karl Linden joined famed scientist and engineer Bill Nye and science writer Corey Powell on their "Science Rules!" podcast on Monday. They chatted about how ultraviolet light could help kill airborne coronavirus, among all of the other potential uses for UV. The podcast is available on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts...

Vince Kontny

Remembering Vince Kontny (CivEngr'58)

Sept. 28, 2020

Alumnus Vince Kontny (CivEngr’58), a longtime friend of CU Engineering and influential member of the engineering and construction industry, passed away Aug. 9 at age 83. Here, Pinchuk shares his memories of the engineer, businessman and rancher.

Britta Bergstrom

Air Quality Inquiry project extends from rural Colorado into Mongolia

Sept. 23, 2020

Britta Bergstrom, an MS student studying civil engineering and pursuing a teacher’s licensure through the School of Education’s Post-Bac Licensure Program taught partners at Public Lab Mongolia a module which explored how to design an Air Quality Inquiry (AQIQ) research project.

Professor Karl Linden's lab

Ultraviolet light can make indoor spaces safer during the pandemic – if it’s used the right way

Sept. 9, 2020

Professor Karl Linden's article in "The Conversation" on how to best to harness UV light to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect human health as people work, study, and shop indoors.

Looking out over Boulder toward the Flatirons

Meet our new faculty for 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering welcomed several new faculty members for spring and fall 2020. Learn a little more about them below, and join us in welcoming them to our team!

Two researchers in hard hats work with testing equipment in the CIEST lab

Researchers will use DOE grant to help update aging natural gas infrastructure

Sept. 2, 2020

A multi-institutional team that includes three University of Colorado Boulder civil engineering researchers has been awarded $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help enhance the performance and longevity of natural gas distribution systems. Led by Assistant Research Professor Brad Wham, the team will use the award from...

Gabriella Abello with a desert scene behind her

Time for reflection: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Aug. 31, 2020

After graduating with her degrees in architectural engineering and environmental design in May, Gabriella Abello spent the summer weighing all her options. Graduate school? Find a job? Something else entirely?

Cresten Mansfeldt and Katie Reeves examine a wastewater monitoring station that collects wastewater from the Kittredge residence hall complex.

How sampling campus wastewater aims to keep COVID-19 in check

Aug. 27, 2020

Assistant Professor Cresten Mansfeldt is leading an effort to monitor the wastewater leaving residence halls on campus to detect and intercept community spread of COVID-19.